eu-LISA selects Accenture, Atos and Safran to enhance EU visa info and biometric matching systems

The European Agency for the operational management of large-scale IT systems in the area of freedom, security and justice (eu-LISA) has selected Accenture (NYSE: ACN), Safran Identity & Security and Atos to provide application and infrastructure services for the E.U. Visa Information System (VIS) and for the Biometric Matching System (BMS) underpinning VIS. The project…

Schiphol to process millionth passenger using eGate border crossing technology

The Automated Border Control System, the electronic border crossing gates or e-gates, at  Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, has processed nearly 1 million passengers and is on target to reach that milestone in December. The eGates, which were deployed in March 2012, were developed by Accenture  and Vision-Box for the Netherlands Ministry of Internal Affairs and have reduced transit…

Accenture Awarded Biometric Identity System Contract from U.S. Department of Homeland Security

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has awarded Accenture Federal Services a 13-month, $71 million contract to further enhance the capabilities of its immigration and border management functions. The contract supports the United States Visitor and Immigrant Status Indicator Technology (US-VISIT) program, a biometric and biographic identity management system that helps federal, state and…